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Using social media, apps, and online buzz to promote tourist attractions, hotels and restaurants
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Orbitz Insider Index Predicts Hottest Destinations for 2013

New Orleans, New Zealand and Charleston are projected to be among the top destinations this year by the OrbitzInsider Index, in part due to new movie releases, national events, and new hotel and flight offerings. The Orbitz Insider Index identifies what got travelers moving in 2012 and projects top destinations and travel trends for the year ahead.

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New Travel Trends Report 2013

New Travel Trends Report 2013 | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it

"The comprehensive ABTA Consumer Trends Survey sets out the reasons why the travel industry should be optimistic for 2013. Feedback from the recently launched ABTA Consumer Trends Survey shows that holidays are the item consumers would be most unwilling to cut back on. The continued squeeze on household finances is, however, expected to see holidaymakers continue to look for good value holidays in 2013, with 7 in 10 (70%) consumers saying good value is essential or important when booking a holiday."

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25 Social Media Tips for Twitter in 2013

25 Social Media Tips for Twitter in 2013 | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it

It's no secret that Twitter is an excellent tool for businesses. With over500 million people on Twitter, the possibilities for growing your brand are endless, but it’s important to keep in mind that there are rules to follow for successful Twitter interaction. It’s time to start getting serious about how your Twitter interactions can help (or hurt) your business.

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Las Vegas, NV unveils a new tourism marketing campaign

Las Vegas, NV unveils a new tourism marketing campaign | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it

USA TODAY (blog)
Monday marks the launch of an ad series starring an actor playing a guy named Las Vegasdotcom, an average Joe who has nothing to do with Sin City but gets pestered for tourist info.

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JWT Lists What to Watch in Travel

Marketing communications firm JWT has released its Things To Watch in 2013 Travel Report. This is part of its eighth annual forecast of key trends that will drive or significantly impact consumer mindset and behavior in the year to come.

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MileWise: Search Flights in Cash, Miles and Points

MileWise finds the best flight for you based on price, travel preferences, and rewards earned.
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South Korea has best ever year for tourism thanks to some Gangnam style

South Korea has best ever year for tourism thanks to some Gangnam style | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it

Last year, the Asian country saw some 11.1 million visitors, said the country's Culture Minister, up 13.4 percent from 2011. According to recently released numbers, it was the first time that the number of foreign tourists topped 10 million in a year, according to Travel Daily News.

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Facebook is No. 1 social network in 127 countries, study finds

Facebook is No. 1 social network in 127 countries, study finds | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
Facebook is already the world’s most popular social network. And new research from social media analyst Vincenzo Cosenza suggests it’s only getting more popular.

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newBrandAnalytics Releases Social Intelligence Trends for 2013 | Press Releases

The explosion of online customer feedback is transforming how businesses will use social intelligence to deliver a quality customer experience. Using information analyzed from 2012, newBrandAnalytics, a leading provider of social intelligence, has its finger on the pulse of the key trends that will unfold in 2013:

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Sri Lanka Tourism achieves record-breaking One Millionth tourist

Sri Lanka Tourism achieves record-breaking One Millionth tourist | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it

Achieving another remarkable milestone in the country's booming tourism industry, Sri Lanka Tourism welcomed the arrival of 1,000,000th tourist in 2012. Ms.Jiang Ying and her husband  Mr.Yang Bo who arrived in Sri Lanka via  flight UL 889 from Beijing at 10.00 p.m. (30th December)Sri Lanka Tourism took steps to arrange a special ceremony to welcome the 1,000,000th guest. Sri Lanka Tourism were given special gifts for being the lucky couple from China to pass the milestone, so that their next stay in Sri Lanka will be absolutely free.

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Record-breaking year for New York City tourism

Record-breaking year for New York City tourism | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it

New York City Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg and NYC & Company CEO George Fertitta announced today that the Big Apple welcomed a record 52 million visitors in 2012, a new all-time high and a 2.1 percent increase over 2011.

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Rihanna returns to boost Barbados tourism

Rihanna returns to boost Barbados tourism | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it

A record number of people around the world have already seen a sneak preview of the new campaign featuring Rihanna, who posted Twitter, Facebook and Instagram images on her social media feeds using the hashtag #Barbados. 

 
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4 Insights on What Not To Do With Hashtags, Ever!

Have you ever used a popular hashtag in a Tweet? It's called piggybacking - and these are the 4 things you should never, ever do! Ignore this post at your own peril!

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At Disney Parks, a Bracelet Meant to Build Loyalty (and Sales)

At Disney Parks, a Bracelet Meant to Build Loyalty (and Sales) | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
Disney’s coming electronic bracelets will allow its theme park visitors to pay for things as well as guide them to attractions, but the company will gain access to valuable information on its customers.
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Ontario County Creates Local Food Tourism with “Oxford County’s Cheese Trail”

Oxford County’s tourism department has released its one of a kind “Oxford County’s Cheese Trail” – a guide to all the specialty stores, museums, and restaurants that has something to do with cheese.

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Using TripAdvisor? Some Advice

Using TripAdvisor? Some Advice | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
For all of its comments and reviews, does TripAdvisor really improve travel? And what's the best way to use it? The Frugal Traveler offers some guidance.
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6 Ways To Kick-Start Your Twitter Efforts In 2013

6 Ways To Kick-Start Your Twitter Efforts In 2013 | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it

t’s a brand new year, with a 12-month clean slate: the perfect opportunity to assess your social media presence and evaluate what needs a little sprucing up.

 

Need a place to start? We’ve got a few suggestions for ways to kick your Twitter efforts into high gear in 2013.

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How to respond to hotel reviews (hint: not too much)

How to respond to hotel reviews (hint: not too much) | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
The recent paper from Cornell's Center for Hospitality Research has garnered much attention in our industry because it demonstrates for the first time, with hard numbers, the positive impact of online reviews upon hotel performance.
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Vatican tourism now cash only; no prayer of using credit cards

Vatican tourism now cash only; no prayer of using credit cards | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
No bank will process credit card transactions from the small city-state. Apparently the Vatican has not complied with European Union banking regulations that safeguard against money laundering.
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Insiders’ Guide: Bloggers Share Their 2013 Travel Hot Spots

Insiders’ Guide: Bloggers Share Their 2013 Travel Hot Spots | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it
So many places to see, so little time. To help make planning a great escape in the new year more breezy and less run-of-the-mill, we asked a few of our favorite travel bloggers and Kiwi contributors to chime in on the destinations that top their...
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Foodies and Social Media: You are what you Tweet.

Foodies and Social Media: You are what you Tweet. | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it

Hungry, smartphone-toting millennials are flocking to food the way Gen Xers did to Nirvana. But unlike grunge, food – pretty, tasty, oh-so-sharable food – isn’t going anywhere.

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21 Social Media Predictions for 2013 From the Pros

21 Social Media Predictions for 2013 From the Pros | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it

Are you wondering what 2013 might look like for social media marketing?

If the changes seen in 2012 are an indicator, there will be a lot more change in 2013.

To get a grip on what the near future may look like, we tapped the knowledge of 21 social media pros.

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Haiti Readies for 2013 Tourism Push

Haiti Readies for 2013 Tourism Push | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it

Haiti Tourism Minister Stephanie Villedrouin has unveiled a series of priority projects on which her ministry plans to work in 2013.

 

Highlighting the list are potential agreements with Delta, Air France and Air Transat for the promotion of tourism packages. In fact, Canada’s Transat, has already announced plans to offer vacation packages to Haiti.

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Social Media Writing: How to Write for Engagement on Facebook

Social Media Writing: How to Write for Engagement on Facebook | Tourism Social Media | Scoop.it

In previous months, we’ve taken a look at general tips for different platforms, and gone over Twitter 101 writing strategies. Now it’s Facebook’s turn to come under the microscope. 

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